October 27, 2015

Heroes for Children Run 2015

I ran 10K with Anne Curtis

It was a beautiful early Sunday Morning when we arrived at SM Mall of Asia grounds at around 4 in the morning. The Half-Marathoners just left at their gun start minutes before we parked our car. Still it was dark but the energy was so high as we all line up and assembled, waiting for our 5 am gun-start. Luis Manzano led the opening and commenced the beginning of the run. When the countdown started, we all ran with smile son our faces and fire on our hearts.

Ethelites Runners: Judy, Myrcel, R-Jay, Steven, and Lea

Heroes for Children Run 2015 was organised by Miss Anne Curtis, a Filipina Celebrity who is also a United Nations Ambassador for Children, for the beneift of UNICEF or United Nations Children's Fund. Held last Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds with 4 categories including a Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a 500 meter run for little children.

Our run started at 5:00 am for 10K runners

The troop at the Finish Line

The run was really fun with celebrities including the organiser herself Anne Curtis and her friends Karylle, Jhong Hilario, DingdongDantes, Solenn Heussaff, and a lot more. Right after the runs were all over, there was a mini concert held at the Parking Area.

My 4th Running Medal

Exhausted but still standing strong

My singlet size did not fit me well because it was a size smaller than I expected so I just wore my old but very reliable and comfortable NatGeoRun 2015 singlet. It was so much fun and I can't help but do my crab pose at the finish line marker.

My Crab Pose at the Finish Line, I made it!

To be able to run and practice the only sport I knew all my life, and at the same time, help and be a hero for children, it just feels amazing. In just two weeks, I have another run with my friends lined up also at the SM Mall of Asia Running Grounds and I am so excited for it. Another race, another medal, another great experience to add up to my big rucksack of memories.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Miss Anne Curtis and all the sponsors and crew for organising this event for it did not just gave us a venue for our sport but most importantly, an opportunity to be of help, to be a hero to children. I'm looking forward for the 2nd leg of this awesome event next year.

Looking forward for my next run

***

Here are some more pictures of me at the event thanks to the Photographers of takbo.ph